Bulletproof superhero Luke Cage won’t be the only character doubling up in Marvel’s upcoming Netflix series “The Defenders.” Simone Missick, who plays the cop Misty Knight in “Luke Cage,” said she too will be appearing in next year’s small-screen superhero mashup “The Defenders.”
“I believe I’m safe to say that I will be on ‘The Defenders,’” the actress told TheWrap’s Stuart Brazell in a new episode of “Drinking With the Stars.”
“Spoiler alert! If I lose my job because of this interview, sorry! I was supposed to be on ‘The Defenders,’ until I got fired,” she continued, jokingly.
Mike Colter, who plays Luke Cage, will star on “The Defenders” alongside Charlie Cox as Daredevil, Krysten Ritter as Jessica Jones and Finn Jones as Iron Fist, all reprising their roles from their respective solo series on the streaming network.
Missick’s Misty Knight is a familiar Marvel comic book character, traditionally an NYPD detective who eventually gains a bionic arm, thanks to Tony Stark, and opens her own detective agency.
On the show, Misty Knight is a no-nonsense cop who grew up in the streets of Harlem. She starts investigating when reports of a man with super strength begin surfacing, putting her on a collision course with Colter’s bulletrproof superhero Luke Cage.
“The Defenders” is set to begin filming this year. “Luke Cage” premieres on Netflix on Friday, Sept. 29.